This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Pharmacy

Independent Research - getting started

How to identify different sources of information and links to useful books and ebooks.

The following pages have been designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a search strategy.

They can be read in the order given, or if one step of the process is of particular interest to you - for example - Applying search techniques - you can go straight to that section.

Today’s search topic is:

The impact of hand hygiene on infection control in a hospital setting.

Please note, while the above topic is health related, the same searching principles will apply across all Health and Science subjects. 

Instead of typing the whole topic into Google or any other search engine, we are going to break our topic into concepts before we begin searching. 

Independent Research - beyond the basics

How to develop and apply advanced search techniques using a range of specialist resources including databases. Links to online resources from organisations and professional bodies.

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